Tea Tree Oil... any skin care gurus out there?


I went into the Body Shop today, and got my ear talked off by a salesman trying to sell me products from their new and improved tea tree oil line. I didn't want to buy it, so I took home a sample of the cleansing gel to treat my mildy pimply forehead.
How does the Lush tea tree oil compare to the Body Shop's line? I know they both have similar products. And any tips on skin care in general?
Aug 29, 2009 @ 04:56 pm

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haven't tried the Lush version...

This is a tough question....let me ask this...

do you tend to have oily skin...you said your forehead was 'mildly pimpled'...has it always been this way or is this a sudden breakout? Also I wonder if you said the pimples were on your forehead..how many? A breakout can have many underlying causes...besides just oily skin. It could be stress (yes its true) or poor diet or just your skin 'crying' out for help because of an underlying metabolic disorder.

I am glad you didn't give in to the sales pressure at the Body Shop and also happy that you want to look into treating your skin naturally...I just think that you should find out why you have broken out if it is an unusual event. Also, be aware that spot treating acne is okay for an occasional pimple, but if your skin is overall oily...you should find out why....

I do like Body Shop and LUSH products however, for my skin, I actually have switched to essential oil face products hand made for me by a great lady here in Toronto...it costs about the same as department store products but without the harsh detergents and chemicals.
Aug 29, 2009 @ 08:42 pm

essential oil

I recommend using tea tree essential oil to treat your acne. I have
used this treatment in the past. You can also branch out from tea tree
essential oil and try lavender essential oil. You do not need to buy a
commercial brand (e.g. Lush, Body Shop) to get the benefits of tea tree.

I just buy a small container of essential oil and get the tip of a
cotton swab wet w/ the tea tree oil. Then I just spot treat each
pimple as you would any normal zit cream.

Another skin care regimen that has really given me results is washing
my face w/ honey. The honey has really balanced out my combination
skin. I've been washing my face w/ honey daily for over 2 years now.
I'm a BIG proponent.
Aug 30, 2009 @ 07:52 am

Great advice from both of you... thanks!

Thank you so much for your advice.
I always have a scattering of pimples on my forehead, sometimes even my cheeks. However, I do not have especially oily skin. I will continue to search for the perfect skin treatement, and I'll be sure to try honey. (Could be a bit sticky though!)
Thanks again.
Aug 30, 2009 @ 05:20 pm


Do the following steps to wash your face w/ honey:

Splash just a touch of water on your face.

Glop some honey on your fingers/palm; about the size of a quarter

Massage that honey into your moistened skin just like you would any other cleanser.

The little bit of water on your skin will take away the stickiness of the honey and allow it to spread evenly around your face.


Try it one time and you'll understand what I mean in the instructions above.
Aug 30, 2009 @ 05:27 pm

Natural Antiseptic

Tea tree oil is good for zits. By applying it to a cleaned surface you're actually killing any bacteria that may be there.

I'm sure both Lush and the Body Shop have nice products, but you could go the cheap way and buy any brand of oil. Add it to your favourite face wash or use it as a spot treatment as the gal above mentioned. It can be drying, so make sure you use a good moisturizer as part of your daily routine. Use one with SPF in the mornings.

If you've got bangs or your hair is in your face a lot that may be why you have pimples on your forehead/cheeks. Pull your hair back and see if it clears up...

I would also recommend seeing a doctor if the pimples are persistent, you may need some meds to clear it up (this is assuming you're not a teen--it's normal for teens to get zits)

Good luck!
Aug 31, 2009 @ 02:03 pm

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